Telephus

1991 KC. Discovered 1991 May 17 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Telephus, a son of Heracles {see planet (5143)} and Auge, was exposed on Mount Parthenius, nursed by a goat, and nurtured by kindly shepherds. Telephus had married a daughter of Priam {see planet (884)}, but was so grateful to the Greeks for healing a severe wound that he fought with the Greeks against his father-in-law. An oracle had declared that Troy could not be taken against the aid of a son of Heracles. (M 25444)

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